Bible Study: Join Professor Joseph Williams & his wife Glory as they lead a Bible study at their home (113 Elm Ave.) on Sunday Evenings at 7PM. Together the group will work through biblical passages. Contact Professor Williams () for more information.
Things Fall Apart: Lessons from the Book of Judges with Professor Matt Henry: As the children of Israel adjust to life in the Promised Land madness ensues: left-handed assassins stabbing people, a prophetess-warrior leading scared generals, tent pegs driven through the heads of sleeping people, women cut into pieces and mailed around the country. This study will journey through the Book of Judges to examine what can be learned from this turning point in the life of Israel, when there was no king and everyone did what was right in his/her own eyes. We will wrestle with our understanding of some tough stories and often misused passages, to help benefit our own lives and faith. Monday nights from 4-5:05pm in The Underground. All are welcome. Contact Professor Henry () for more information.
You’re Already Amazing (Women’s Study): Women feel enormous pressure to have the perfect body, to be a perfect woman, to have the perfect career, and to have the perfect attitude. Under all that pressure and all those expectations are women carrying burdens they were never meant to carry. Reading this joy-filled book encourages women to forget the lies and expectations the world feeds them, instead believing that God made them for a purpose and that he loves them. Together the group will decide meeting time and location. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.
Friendship at the Margins: Chris Heuertz and Christine Pohl show how friendship is a Christian vocation that can bring reconciliation and healing to our broken world. When we befriend those on the margins of society by practicing hospitality and welcome, we create communities where righteousness and justice can be lived out. Contact for more information.
Discernment (Group for Seniors): Henri Nouwen, world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, teaches us how to read the "signs of the times" in daily life in order to make decisions that are ultimately guided by God. Nouwen's thoughts on discernment begin to answer one of the biggest questions we face: what should I do with my life? Together the group will decide the meeting time and location. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.
A Charitable Discourse: Politics, science, social drinking, homosexuality, the emerging church---controversial issues dominate the media, but why don't we discuss them openly in church? Exploring the silence from the pulpit and the pews, Boone examines the ways people prevent authentic dialogue; and calls us to address these topics. The group will plan to meet on Mondays. Contact Chaplain MacPherson () for more information.
40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, was an exemplar of sacrificial faith: he opposed the Nazis and was eventually imprisoned in Buchenwald and hung by the Gestapo in 1945. This book has selected significant passages from his many works, paired them with appropriate Scripture, set up a journal-writing exercise, and concludes each day with prayer. The group will plan to meet on Mondays. Contact Chaplain MacPherson () for more information.
Let Justice Roll Down: The story of John Perkins is no ordinary story. Rather, it is a gripping portrayal of what happens when faith thrusts a person into the midst of a struggle against racism, oppression and injustice. It is about the costs of discipleship—the jailings, the floggings, the despair, the sacrifice. And it is about the transforming work of faith that allowed John to respond to such overwhelming indignities with miraculous compassion, vision and hope. Leader still to be determined.
Divorce Care: Have you experienced divorce in your family? Do you wonder how to move from broken to healthy relationships? Together we will explore letting go of guilt, pain, and anger. Discover new ways to enrich your own relationships. For more information contact Jennie Williams ().
Grief Share: If you have experienced a loss in your life that would like prayer and support for, please contact us about the possibility of joining a group and we will journey together. Contact Jennie Williams () for more information.